Alve Gas And Condensate Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Statoil
  • Country: Norway
  • Location: 16 kilometres southwest of the Norne Oil Field in the Norwegian Sea
  • Production start: 2009
  • Partners: Statoil 85 %, Dong E&P Norge 15 %
  • Type: Gas And Condensate
  • Estimated Reserves: Recoverable reserves are estimated to be 6,78 billion cubic metres of gas and 8.3 million barrels of condensate
  • Production Volume:

Description

  • Alve lies in production licence 159B, about 16 kilometres south-west of Norne. The field embraces the Garn, Not Ile and Tilje formations. The proven reserves lie in Garn and Not.
  • The quality of the reservoir at Alve is such that one well ensures good production. Expected maximum gas production is roughly four million cubic metres of gas per day.
  • Recoverable reserves are estimated to be 6,78 billion cubic metres of gas and 8.3 million barrels of condensate
  • Production is delivered from the Alve field to the FPSO on the Norne Oil Field

Contractors

  • Acergy: Installation of a 16 kilometres well control umbilical, a production riser, DEH feeder cable, template, spool and associated structures, together with tie-in work
  • Technip and Subsea 7: project management, engineering, procurement, installation, installation support and pre-commissioning of a rigid production flowline
  • Aker Kvaerner: Modification of Norne Topsides

History

  • 1990 - Alve was discovered
  • 2007 - Plan for development and operation (PDO) approved by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
  • 2007 - Acergy awarded umbilical contract
  • 2007 - Aker Kvaerner awarded contract for modification of the Norne FPSO topside
  • 2009 - Alve came on stream

Geology

  • The reservoir is in Jurassic sandstones of the Garn, Not, Ile and Tilje Formations. The reservoir lies at a depth of about 3 600 metres.

Links

  1. NPD, Alve
  2. Alve, Statoil
  3. Acergy S.A. $120 million contract awards in Northern Europe
  4. Aker Kvaerner wins contract for modification of Statoil Norne FPSO
  5. Technip-Subsea 7 joint venture awarded contract for the Alve field development in Norway
  6. Alve on stream

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